Archive for March, 2015

March Birthstone: The Stunning Aquamarine Gemstone!

Thursday, March 5th, 2015


For those lucky enough to be born in the Month of March, the fluid — and many say mesmerizing — Aquamarine gemstone is the birthstone of the month. The blue beauties are worn by many, however, and they reign as one of the world’s most popular gemstones.

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How To Spot an Aquamarine Gemstone

Aquamarines are found in hues ranging from very pale blue to dark blue-greens. They can be found in quite large sizes and usually have excellent clarity.

Though they are often confused with blue topaz, the two are not at all the same. Aquamarines are actually much more valuable due to the fact that their deeply calming azure color is naturally occurring. Blue topaz, however, is created by treating colorless topaz with radiation.

The Meaning of Aquamarines

The aquamarine possesses a storied history as endlessly rich as the stones themselves. Aquamarines are said to symbolize eternal youth and happiness. Historically, they were thought to possess powers far beyond that of their stunning beauty. According to legend, aquamarine gems encourage prosperity in mental and physical health.

It has also been said that the aquamarine protects those who wear it from harm. In fact, ancient sailors believed that the gem held powers that could ward off maritime disasters. The sparkling, crystalline gem was also thought to be the bounty of elusive mermaids.

Where Do Aquamarines Come From?

Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, throughout Africa and Asia, and in Colorado, where it acts as the state gemstone. In Brazil, they are found most in the Santa Maria de Itabira mine in Brazil. Richly colored aquamarines also occur in African countries including Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Distinguished aquamarines of African origin are labeled “Santa Maria Africana.”

Where To Find a High Quality Aquamarine?

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